Jon Favreau ("Made") has signed up to direct Will Farrell in New Line's broad comedy "Elf," penned by David Berenbaum.
Imagemovers is staying put at DreamWorks. After seriously flirting with a new pact at Warner Bros. (Daily Variety, Dec. 28), the company's triumvirate of Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey…
Universal Pictures has promoted senior ad exec Adam Fogelson to exec VP of creative advertising.
Director Marco Bellocchio returns to his unconventional roots with "The Religion Hour," a densely textured, intensely personal drama about a confirmed atheist confronted with lingering ties to the…
Box office receipts for the opening weekend (April 12-14) of the 18th Israel Film Festival were up 15% from last year, and exhibs are speculating that the rise is due to the country's current…
Brazil's lower house of Congress approved controversial new taxes on the film and pay TV industries late Tuesday -- but the Hollywood majors intend to fight them in court.
Budget cuts by Denmark's new, right-wing government will jeopardize local film production this year.
Six more films were added to the Directors Fortnight lineup Thursday, leaving a little less than half of the 22 slots in the Cannes Film Festival sidebar to fill.
Providing a rock-solid new direction for Universal's surprisingly successful refried "Mummy" franchise, "The Scorpion King" expands -- or rather reinvents -- wrestling superstar The Rock's titular…
Serena Williams is represented at IMG for her on-the-field sports deals, not AMG. Information was incorrect in Thursday’s paper. * * * Dates for the Writers Guild Foundation’s Words Into Pictures…
Paramount Pictures and Lions Gate Films have jointly acquired domestic distribution rights to the Sundance Film Festival hit "Narc," starring Jason Patric and Ray Liotta.